Hy­dropower plant...

Viet Nam News - - Opinion -

... the Trung Nam Hy­dropower Plant JSC, who built the dam and power plant, told (Youth) news­pa­per that the company was keep­ing track of the chang­ing to­pog­ra­phy.

He said that an en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment in­di­cated that the area near the plant was safe.

How­ever, a re­port last year by the provin­cial Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources and En­vi­ron­ment and the Depart­ment of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy showed that the area was at high risk of a ge­o­log­i­cal ca-

o i e tas­tro­phe.

Nguyeãn Xuaân Huyeân, who spent two weeks re­search­ing land struc­ture in the area, said he had sent a re­port to provin­cial au­thor­i­ties stat­ing that the land sur­face was not solid.

Leâ Vieát Phuù, vice chair­man of Di Linh Dis­trict’s Peo­ple’s Com­mit­tee, said the provin­cial Fa­ther­land Front Com­mit­tee de­cided to give VNÑ300 mil­lion ($14,150) to each of the 46 af­fected house­holds in Taân Nghóa Com­mune.

Another 11 fam­i­lies have been moved to safer places. The rest have been told not to stay overnight. —

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